Poll: 80% of likely voters oppose Overland Park, Kansas, property tax increase. 83% want a second public hearing.
The Overland Park, KS, City Council has already voted once to tentatively approve a 46% property tax increase. The vote was unanimous. To read more information about this likely tax increase, you can visit my columns at KCMonitor.com here, here, and here. Poll performed by the State and Local Reform Educational Foundation of Kansas. Join us at LibertyLinked, a pro-liberty social networking site. [Note: Visually, | Read More »
Great NYC Nanny-State Moments: Banning roll-down storefront gates
The always entertaining New York city council is one of the best “nanny state” governments in the country, telling you what you should and shouldn’t eat, that you can’t smoke, or whatever they want to control at the moment. I suggested that the New York city council might be interested in objecting to the terrorists coming into the city for year-long “bash America” trials, but | Read More »
Kerry Donley Wants To Double Your Taxes
Many jurisdictions in the Northern Virginia area, specifically those in which the big Government liberals are totally in charge (Arlington County) or where the big Government liberals have a majority of the seats (Alexandria, VA), are facing serious budget shortfalls. This is because they refuse to cut spending. Now, Vice Mayor Kerry Donley of Alexandria, VA wants to double the gas tax in Northern Virginia. | Read More »
Liberals Love Regulation in Alexandria, VA
As a life long resident of Alexandria, Virginia, I can say that I have NEVER been more ashamed of my City than I am this week. With a double digit commercial vacancy rate, the City is in no position to be over regulating businesses. We residents have seen the destruction the City Council has imposed on Landmark Mall in Alexandria. The City has been looking | Read More »
Dispatches from the Front: The Queens City Council race.
Francis is far too busy helping candidate Angelo Maragos get elected today to post this stuff, so we’ll be updating these as we go along. First one above the fold: if we’re blessed with a fair, clean election presence from the WFP/ACORN/Democrats, this will be the only one. if not, updates will be under them. Yes, expect to check back often. 6:26 AM: One of | Read More »
Breaking: WFP/ACORN Takes The Fifth On Corruption Suit.
[FURTHER UPDATE] Welcome, AoSHQ readers. Note the petition below. [UPDATE]: Thanks to Randy Mastro and our own Francis Cianfrocca – who will have a lot more to say about these races – here’s the petition cataloging said skulduggery; and you will not find it dull reading. (If you’re having trouble reading it, try here.) It’s not that our opponents are geniuses at skulduggery. It’s that | Read More »
How I Spend My Time On City Council a/k/a/ The Pathetic Saga of Elaine Lucas
Let’s review: I’m on City Council in Macon, Georgia. I have an extremely safe seat. And I’m not one to put up with the bullsh** diplomatic niceties that come with small town politics. Some things need to be said in Macon, but people are too damn gun shy. One member of Council, Elaine Lucas, capitalizes on this fact. She punches people and dares them to | Read More »